Do you like cataloging and Art History? If so, Columbia University has a job you should check out. They are currently looking for a cataloger at their Media Center for Art History. This position sounds perfect for a cataloger with a background in art history and knowledge of foreign languages. More information is available on the Visual Resources Association website, or on Columbia’s website.
The GSLIS Jobs and Opportunities Blog has a new position listed today at the Museum of Printing in North Andover, Massachusetts. This Archives Internship will involve processing graphic arts ephemera from the Frey Collection. The full job description for this volunteer position is available on the blog or for more information on the Museum, check out their website.
Did you miss Panopticon’s trip to Providence? If so, check out photos from the trip including images from the Providence Athenaeum, RSID’s Fleet Library and RSID’s Special Collection. All of these images and other images from past events are available on Panopticon’s Flickr photostream. These photos are also available on the Past Events page of Panopticon’s new website.
And, stay tuned here for a summary of the trip with information about all of the collections that we toured.
Check out the Simmons Jobs and Opportunities Blog for an opening at the Boston Conservatory. The library is hiring a Public Services Librarian to oversee the circulation desk. This is the perfect position if you have a background in music. More information is available in the full job post or on the Boston Conservatory’s website.
Are you interested in getting more involved with Panopticon? Well, now is your chance! We are accepting nominations for new officers for the 2011-2012 academic year. Nominations will be open until 11:59pm on April 23rd. Sign up today for your chance to get involved with student leadership. To nominate yourself or someone else, please complete our online form.
Panopticon is currently rolling out its new website. From the website you can join our listserv, leave us feedback, check out our calendar of events, or see information about past events. You can also subscribe to the new RSS feed of our news updates. If you want to check out all of its features, we’ve created a video tour.
If you are looking for a museum internship in New York City this summer, this opportunity is perfect for you. There are two positions available, one working with their Theater Collection and the other with their Manuscripts and Ephemera Collection. Each position will give the intern experience evaluating items for conservation and preservation, creating finding aids and processing items. There may also be opportunities to help with digitization and reference work. The positions are both full time. More information is available on the ArLiSNAP blog.
Are you interested in Performing Arts Librarianship? The Theatre Library Association is offering a new scholarship for students currently enrolled in MLS or Archive programs. According to the TLA website, the award will be “announced at TLA’s Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony on October 7, 2011. The winner will receive a $500 check, a one-year complimentary TLA membership, and the opportunity to read his or her essay to the audience. The essay will subsequently be published in BROADSIDE, TLA’s online newsletter.” More information is available on TLA’s website. Applications are due by June 1st.
A couple week’s ago the blog had a post about the Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation available through AMIA and now the GSLIS Jobs and Opportunities Blog is highlighting even more internships and scholarships from the Association. First up, is the Internship at the Image Permanence Institute (IPI). This internship is offered by IPI in cooperation with AMIA and offers interns a chance to spend 3 months at IPI in Rochester, NY learning about “the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information.” The internship offers a stipend and reimbursement of travel expenses. More information is available on the GSLIS Jobs and Opportunities Blog or on AMIA’s website. Applications are due by May 1st.
In addition to this great opportunity, AMIA is also offering four scholarships each in the amount of $4,000: the Mary Pickford Scholarship, the Sony Pictures Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship, and the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship. More information is available on the GSLIS Jobs and Opportunities Blog and the application is available on the AMIA website. Applications are due by May 1st.
On Monday, April 18th, Panopticon will be taking a trip to Providence to tour three unique collections. The full itinerary for the day is as follows:
11:50 am: A group will be departing from Simmons. We will meet in the lounge on the second floor of the Palace Road building and walk to Ruggles Station to take the 12:18 train to Providence, arriving at 1:17 pm. Following this, there will be some time to get a snack/lunch and stretch your legs. For those meeting us in Providence, please meet at the Fleet Library entrance around 2 pm.
2:15 pm: Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library tour. We will meet Reference Librarian, Ellen Petraits, who will give us a tour and more information about both Fleet Library and its place at the school.
3:00 pm: Rhode Island School of Design Special Collections tour. Laurie Whitehill Chong, Special Collections Librarian, will discuss the current exhibit being installed and show us some of the unique materials in the library, as well as discussing the difference between art school libraries and other academic libraries.
4:00 pm: Providence Athenaeum tour with Kate Wodehouse, Collections Librarian. See the Athenaeum and learn more about what makes it a unique institution.
If you have questions or would like to join us, email panopticon at simmons dot edu. Spaces are limited, so email soon if you would like to come!